# Recent questions tagged verbal-ability

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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when ... of reality cannot be merged with our process of conceiving it. Our knowledge of reality floats above our subjective perception of it.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when ... ideas or descriptions. The confidence with which we maintain something to be true is usually independent of the source of the alleged truth.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when and why we can be ... to support them. All of the options listed here. How we come to hold them; how widely they are held in our social circles.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. I have elaborated $\dots$ a framework for analyzing the contradictory pulls on [Indian] nationalist ideology in its struggle against the dominance of ... prowess of Britain in the eighteenth century. Indian nationalists rejected the cause of English education for women during the colonial period.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Many people believe that truth conveys power $\dots$ Hence sticking with the truth is the best strategy for gaining power. Unfortunately, this is just a comforting myth. In fact ... than in the past. need to leverage both types of power to remain in office. know how to balance truth and social unity.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Many people believe that truth conveys power $\dots$ Hence sticking with the truth is the best strategy for gaining power. Unfortunately, this is just a ... spread fictions and those who intentionally do so truth and power stories that unite people and those that distinguish groups from each other
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Many people believe that truth conveys power $\dots$ Hence sticking with the truth is the best strategy for gaining power. Unfortunately, this is just a ... possible to it. manipulating people's beliefs is politically advantageous, but a leader who propagates only myths is likely to lose power.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Many people believe that truth conveys power $\dots$ Hence sticking with the truth is the best strategy for gaining power. Unfortunately, this is just a comforting myth. In ... to unite people by making sure everyone believes in the same fiction, or should they let people know the truth $\dots$ ?
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It's easy to forget that most of the world's languages are still transmitted orally with no widely established written form. While speech communities are increasingly involved in projects to protect their languages - in print, on air and online ... favour of: greater multilingualism cultural homogenisation an expanded state role in the preservation of languages language shifts across languages
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It's easy to forget that most of the world's languages are still transmitted orally with no widely established written form. While speech communities are increasingly involved in projects to protect their languages - In print, on air and online - orality is ... can, in fact, support linguistic revival. languages can revive even after their speakers have gone through a language shift .
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It's easy to forget that most of the world's languages are still transmitted orally with no widely established written form. While speech communities are increasingly involved in projects to protect their languages - In print, on air and ... are repositories of traditional knowledge about the environment and culture. their vocabulary and grammatical constructs have been challenging to document.
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It's easy to forget that most of the world's languages are still transmitted orally with no widely established written form. While speech communities are increasingly involved in projects to protect their languages - In print, on air and online - orality ... use. people shifting away from their own language to study or work in another language. governments promoting certain languages over others.
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The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3$ and $4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer ... on the application of a diverse range of scientific insights, such as the process transforming hydrogen into helium to release huge amounts of energy.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Biologists who publish their research directly to the Web have been labelled as rogue , but physicists have been routinely ... of digital preprints of research is they hasten the dissemination process, but these are not accepted by most scientific communities.
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The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3, 4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer: But today ... better human possibility, but in the last fifty years, this hope has lost itself in the dreary desert of various kinds of hegemonic applications.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Creativity is now viewed as the engine of economic progress. Various organizations are devoted to its study and promotion; there are ... has proliferated to the extent that is no longer a stable process, and its mutating identity has stifled the creative process.
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The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3$ and $4)$ ... the question of access through the Passage, but have an agreement whereby the $\text{US}$ needs to seek Canada's consent for any transit.
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Five jumbled up sentences, related to a topic, are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key in the number of the sentence as your answer: The care with which philosophers examine ... perfection through genetics is objectionable as it represents a bid for mastery that fails to appreciate the gifts of human powers and achievements.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. The unlikely alliance of the incumbent industrialist and the distressed unemployed worker is especially powerful amid the ... competition because of which the capitalists capture the political agenda created by the political organisation provided by the unemployed.
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Five jumbled up sentences, related to a topic, are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key in the number of the sentence as your answer: It has taken on a warm, fuzzy ... already started drawing on psychology in developing tests and theories, and advertising people have borrowed the idea of the focus group from social scientists.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control $\dots$ Self- ... respectively are placed in front of the cuttlefish; the triangle-labelled drawer is opened after $50 \; \text{seconds}.$
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control $\dots$ ... while the latter had to develop a symbolic means of communication. the former had human subjects, while the latter had cuttlefish.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control ... exhibit sociability. Cuttlefish are equally fond of live grass shrimp and raw prawn. Cuttlefish cannot distinguish between geometrical shapes.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. Cuttlefish are full of personality, as behavioral ecologist Alexandra Schnell found out while researching the cephalopod's potential to display self-control $\dots$ ... of self-control. Cuttlefish exert self-control with the help of diversions. Cuttlefish exercise choice when it comes to food.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of persons' ... their significance to its survival. A futuristic society that perceives robots to be persons as well as robots because of their similarity to humans.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of ... . The example complicates the nonbinary understanding of personhood by bringing in the sacred, establishing the porosity of the divine and the profane.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of persons ... a function of their usefulness to humans. Unlike modern societies equipped with mobile phones, the Classic Maya did not have any communicating objects.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. For the Maya of the Classic period, who lived in Southern Mexico and Central America between $250$ and $900 \; \text{CE},$ the category of persons' ... in proximity to humans have a more clearly articulated personhood. They understood the stone implement and the incense burner in a purely human form.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot ... society without any laws to restrain one's individuality. Institutional surveillance of every individual to ensure his/her security and welfare.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We ... Security - Dystopia - Coercion. Utopia - Security - Homogeneity - Intentional community. Relentless transparency - Homogeneity - Utopia - Dystopia.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot avoid labour. We ... to see utopias as dystopias, with a change in perspective, because one person's utopia could be seen as another's dystopia.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. We cannot travel outside our neighbourhood without passports. We must wear the same plain clothes. We must exchange our houses every ten years. We cannot avoid ... the tradition of utopian literature has often shown societies in which it would be nearly impossible for anyone to be sinful or criminal.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed ... can be seen in the marketing of: ergonomically designed products. natural health supplements. travel to pristine destinations. sustainably farmed foods.
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed history of ... in the government was marketed by a wide range of interest groups had an actual beneficial effect on social interaction and society in general
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed ... tea promotes congeniality and camaraderie tea drinking was sometimes promoted as a patriotic duty tea drinking has become a social ritual worldwide
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The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. The sleights of hand that conflate consumption with virtue are a central theme in $\text{A}$ Thirst for Empire, a sweeping and richly detailed history of ... in their labour the anti-alcohol lobby as a substitute for the consumption of liquor manufacturers who were pressing for duty-free imports
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Five jumbled up sentences, related to a topic, are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a coherent paragraph. Identify the odd one out and key in the number of the sentence as your answer: There is a dark side to academic research, ... . But a large section of researchers and scientists across the world are at the receiving end of nothing short of an academic publishing scam.
The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3, 4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer: In ... of the fish, and previously regarded as incapable of regeneration. However, their ability to regenerate crucially depends on the location of the injury.
The four sentences $( \text{labelled} \; 1, 2, 3, 4)$ below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer: A ... why the scale of forest fires in the Amazon basin last year garnered headlines. This is because trees sequester carbon by absorbing carbon dioxide.